# Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents

Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humor, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods.
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Written by Dr. Stanley Schmidt with the intent to make math come alive with lots of humor, clear explanations, and silly illustrations that stick in the mind. The student will learn to think mathematically. Each text is written in the style of a novel with a humorous story line. Each section tells part of the life of Fred Gauss and how, in the course of his life, he encounters the need for the math and then learns the methods.
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This book covers the second half of the introduction to pre-algebra (after Life of Fred: Fractions). After this book you are ready for pre-algebra. Life of Fred Decimals and Percents is a hardcover textbook containing 192 pages. This book is not consumable. All answers are written on separate paper or in a notebook.

Number of Lessons: Life of Fred Fractions and Life of Fred Decimals & Percents together take about 65 to 70 lessons if you do one each day including the time for the Bridges exams.

This book covers second half of the introduction to pre-algebra including . . .

• Number Systems
• Multiplying by Ten
• Functions and Inverse Functions
• Pi
• Multiplying Decimals
• Whole Numbers
• Squaring a Number
• Subtracting Mixed Units
• Sets and Subsets
• Union and Intersection of Sets
• Rules of Divisibility
• Division of Decimals
• Repeating Decimals
• Bar Graphs
• Prime and Composite Numbers
• Consecutive Numbers
• The Goldbach Conjecture
• Area of a Circle
• Dollars vs. Cents
• Pie Charts
• Conversion between Percents/ Fractions/Decimals
• 40% of 15
• 30% off
• Distance Equals Rate Times Time
• 15% more
• Area of a Triangle
• Square Roots
• Area of a Parallelogram
• 13 Is What Percent of 52
• Ratio
• Ordered Pairs
• Graphing
• Negative Numbers
• Elapsed Time
• Probability
• And more . . .

The decision to homeschool our daughter, Alexa, was an easy one. Choosing a curriculum that worked well with her goals and schedule was a little more difficult.

Jenna Henning